Eric Nystrom has fully recovered after undergoing surgery in the off-season to repair a broken cheekbone.
Nystrom played in all 82 games last season after breaking his cheekbone in a fight with Wayne Simmonds on December 11. "I looked like Elephant Man after the surgery for about three weeks," Nystrom said. Nystrom is looking to have a better season in 2011-12 as he had only four goals and 12 points with a minus-16 rating after signing with the Wild for three years after the 2009-10 season. Look for him to approach the 20 point mark but not have fantasy value in most pools.